17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

The addiction is real.
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You did it. You caved in and got a Fitbit. At first, it was just an awkward, clunky band you wore on your wrist. Then it became an obsession. Now you are constantly checking your steps and checking your standing in the workweek hustle. You are beginning to wonder if it is even worth working out when you aren't wearing it.

1. Lazy days spent on your couch make you feel that much more guilty

You know you've hit rock bottom when you can't even make four-digit steps.

2. You have tan lines from your Fitbit

Good thing no one will ever have to see it besides you because you never take it off.

3. That 20-minute walk to class isn't as many steps as you thought it was

Only 1,000??? You've got to be kidding me.

4. You love meeting a fellow Fitbitter

Instant friends.

5. You always wear it out with you

Can't miss out on those steps walking home from the bar when your ride never comes.

6. You feel empty when you realize your Fitbit has been dead all day and none of your steps counted

What was the point of all that walking?

7. You realize you've been greatly overestimating how many calories you burn in a day

Time to reconsider your food choices.

8. Sometimes you pace around your room at 11:50 p.m. just to make sure you reach your daily step goal

Need. 10,000. Steps.

9. You start exercising solely to see the numbers on your wrist go up

An hour at the gym will give you an insane amount of steps.

10. When people tell you they think Fitbits are stupid, you get personally offended

They're just jealous they don't have one.

11. The Workweek Hustle is your biggest priority.

Yes, you have three tests this week, but you are only 2,475 steps behind first place!

12. You have a competitive group message going between your Workweek Hustle crew

#FitFriends

13. You always tell everyone you're with when you get 10,000 steps

As soon as that Fitbit buzzes when you reach your goal, you need to tell everyone around you.

14. If you skip a day wearing it, you need to explain why your step count is so low to your friends

I swear I walked more than that. You have to believe me!

15. Exercise that you can't wear your Fitbit for is a waste of time

Like swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, basically anything involving water. Maybe they should make a waterproof Fitbit.

16. You start to realize how bad your sleep schedule is

Forty-seven minutes restless, 11 minutes awake... I thought I had a good night of sleep.

17. You feel bad for everyone who doesn't have one

But also are secretly jealous because they aren't addicted like you.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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